Student Life

NBSS students are ambitious, passionate, and diverse. They are recent high school graduates, former college students, and white-collar professionals. They are veterans, single parents, and recently married, starting new families. Our intimate, close-knit community of craftspeople continues even beyond graduation.

Training students for meaningful lives and livelihoods in traditional trades is at the very heart of our mission, and we aim to make the student experience just as rewarding. Our Student Life & Career Services Office will help you feel comfortable and connected, gain new experiences, and prepare you for your future career.

Student Benefits

  • An eight-week Business Course that provides knowledge on everything needed to run a small business, from marketing to legal essentials to contracts and more.
  • Opportunities to display your work at national, regional, and local shows/exhibits.
  • Access to our Jobs & Commissions Board to explore employment opportunities and private projects that can earn income.
  • Housing resources to help you search for living space.
  • An on-campus food pantry, PB&J Days, and free bi-weekly mental health counseling.
  • Details on health insurance, local gyms, health clinics, hospitals, and wellness services.
  • Information about voter registration, transportation, and child care.
  • Discounted rates for Continuing Education courses at NBSS.
  • Social events like bowling and holiday parties, as well as affinity clubs such as the Student Veterans Organization, LGBTQ+, Black & Brown Creators, and a meditation group.

Alumni Network

Over 3,500 NBSS alumni live around the world, and many of the School’s instructors are alumni. Students can gain industry insights, mentorship, and connect with potential employers, colleagues, and organizations through this network.

Learn more about our alumni.

Living in Boston

North Bennet Street School is located in Boston, ranked among the world’s top cities for its history, culture, green space, and careers. We love our North End neighborhood, which is easily accessible by transit, and an ideal place for dining, shopping, and more, all within a few walkable blocks.

Learn more about living in Boston.

Questions?

New Students, please contact Sharon Stetson, Associate Director of Admissions, at 617.227.0155 x110 or admissions@nbss.edu.

Returning Students, please contact Bryan McGrath, Director of Student Life & Career Services, at 617.227.0155 x112 or bmcgrath@nbss.edu.